Christmas cookie recipes and other holiday treats

Ready to roll up your sleeves and get baking this December? Stir It Up! has a list of Christmas cookies recipes, plus some bonus holiday treats sure to get your kitchen in the holly jolly spirit.

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Cherry winks

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    Cherry Blinks are a cheerful Christmas cookie made with cereal, nuts, and topped with maraschino or candied cherries.
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By Kendra NordinKitchen Report 

1-3/4 cups cereal (Wheaties, Special K, or cornflakes)

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup shortening

1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dried dates, chopped

1/2 cup chopped pecans

About 36 candied or maraschino cherries (red and green)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Crush cereal; set aside.

3. In large bowl, mix sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in dates and pecans.

4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into crushed cereal; roll gently until completely coated. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press cherry into each cookie.

5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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